Cisco Opens Toronto Innovation Centre to Jumpstart Fintech, Healthcare, and Smart City Initiatives

Yesterday, on the 29th floor of the RBC Waterpark Centre in Toronto, Cisco unveiled its brand new Toronto Innovation Centre — one of only nine other Cisco innovation centres throughout the world. The space has freshly polished floors, interactive screens, and, notably, boasts an IoT lighting system powered by a single ethernet cable. The building, at 100,000 square feet, is the largest building powered by ethernet lighting. Cisco is attempting to make innovation part of its DNA, and its executives hope that a cohesive space integrating the best parts of a startup ecosystem will bridge the gap between seed-stage startups with smart ideas, and large institutions with the resources to help make them happen.

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